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• Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
• Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
• Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
• The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
• 1 in 5 women and 1 in 59 men in the United States is raped during his/her lifetime.
• 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked.
• 66.2% of female stalking victims reported stalking by a current or former intimate partner.
• Intimate partner victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
• Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence.
• Being physically or sexually abused makes teen girls six times more likely to become pregnant and twice as likely to get a STI.
• Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8,000,000 million days of paid work each year, the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
• Intimate partner violence is estimated to cost the US economy between $5.8 billion and $12.6 billion annually, up to 0.125% of the national gross domestic product.
• Between 21 60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.
• Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by former or current intimate partners. This amounts to 22% of workplace homicides among women.
The Let’s Talk About Boyz Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Series for Girls provides you with 14 robust alternating sessions as a teen dating violence curriculum for girls in the (8th • 12th grade) with a fun filled approach that provides specific benefits. The best component about this program is anyone can present it.